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Suburbs of Bynum: Pittsboro.

Zip codes in the city: 27228.

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Alamance Funeral Service
605 E Webb Ave
Burlington, NC 27220
Albright Funeral Home Incorporated
500 S Salem St
Apex, NC 27502
Apex Funeral Home
550 W Williams St
Apex, NC 27502
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Blackwell Funeral Home
1292 Rauhut St
Burlington, NC 27217
Brian Lee Funeral Home
300 E Mciver St
Angier, NC 27501
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Hargett & Bryant Funeral Home
519 Apple St
Burlington, NC 27220
Haywoods Funeral Home Incorporated
2415 S Wilmington St
Raleigh, NC 27603
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Kimes Funeral Service Incorporated
102 S Kirkman St
Liberty, NC 27298
Knotts & Son Funeral Home
1501 M L King Jr Blvd
Siler City, NC 27344
Knotts Funeral Home
50 Masonic St
Pittsboro, NC 27312
Knotts Funeral Home
719 Wall St
Sanford, NC 27330
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Loflin Funeral Home
147 Coleridge Rd
Ramseur, NC 27316
Lowe Funeral Home & Crematory
2205 S Church St
Burlington, NC 27220
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McClure Funeral Service
1030 S Main St
Graham, NC 27359
McClure Funeral Service Incorporated
904 S Fifth St # S
Mebane, NC 27302
Miles Funeral Home
415 E Center St
Mebane, NC 27302
Miller Boles Funeral Home
200 Hawkins Ave
Sanford, NC 27330
Montlawn Memorial Park
2911 S Wilmington St
Raleigh, NC 27603
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National Cremation Service
716 W North St
Raleigh, NC 27603
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Prince Funeral Home
301 Bass Lake Rd
Holly Springs, NC 27540
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Rich & Thompson Funeral Service
306 Glenwood Ave
Burlington, NC 27220
Russell Funeral Home & Cremations
458 Stockyard Rd
Siler City, NC 27344
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S & S Excavating Incorporated
1648 Huffman Mill Rd
Burlington, NC 27215
Scarborough & Hargett Memorial
306 S Roxboro St
Durham, NC 27701
Sharpe Funeral Home & Cremations Incorporated
520 Rosenwald St
Burlington, NC 27217
Smith Funeral Home
600 N Pea Ridge Rd
Moncure, NC 27559
Smith Funeral Homes & Chapels
201 1st St
Broadway, NC 27505
Sugg Funeral Home
201 E Academy St
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
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Thomas Funeral Home Incorporated
401 N Ennis St
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
Trice Funeral Home
127 N West St
Fuquay Varina, NC 27526
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Walker's Funeral Home
204 N Churton St
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Facts about Bynum, North Carolina

Bynum is an unincorporated community in northeastern Chatham County, North Carolina, United States on the banks of the Haw River. Bynum is 5 miles north of Pittsboro, North Carolina and 11 miles south of Chapel Hill, North Carolina. It is also known as Bynum Mill Village or Bynum Mill Hill.Bynum's most notable building is the Bynum General Store at 950 Bynum Road, Bynum, NC 27228. For many years the store, run by Frank and Louise Harris, was known as Harris and Farrell General Store. The post office, once located at an older store to the south, brought everyone in town and many nearby rural residents to the store. Retired loggers, business people, and mill workers often sat on the bench in front of the store passing on news and rumors and telling stories. The store was a natural community center and information hub. When the store and post office closed in 2006, the community formed a non-profit called Bynum Front Porch and kept the store in use as an event and community center. The Bynum Front Porch Music Series runs every Friday evening rain or shine, May–September at the Bynum General Store. Tift Merritt started her music career playing on the General Store's front porch.The town began life as a \"cotton mill town.\" The original mill was built about 1872 beside the Haw River. There was a wooden dam about 1000 feet upstream and water from the mill race powered water wheels. Later the dam was rebuilt with concrete and electrical generators installed. The spinning mill was purchased by John Milton Odell of Concord, North Carolina in 1886.In stages from circa 1890 to 1910, small two to six room houses were built on the hill above the mill and rented to the mill workers and their families. Bynum was one of the first areas in Chatham County to have electric lights because turbines provided electricity for both the mill operation and the houses. The mill workers were paid in script. The script was only usable to pay their rent or at the \"company store\" (also owned by the mill).In the 1970s the county commissioners, using federal grant money, bought the 73 mill worker houses from J.M.Odell Manufacturing Company with a Housing and Urban Development grant. With the money the streets were paved, cement blocks enclosed brick piers under houses, electrical boxes were updated and each house was supplied with indoor plumbing for a kitchen and bathroom. The existing tenants, who had been paying less than $10 a month rent to the mill, were given the chance to buy their homes with favorable long-term mortgages. Many mill workers had lived all their lives in these homes. Most bought their homes. Other homes found eager buyers. Many of the mill workers, suddenly in possession of rapidly appreciating assets, sold to newcomers and bought more modern homes elsewhere. Many of the new owners were college educated younger people, musicians, craftspeople, and artists.Odell Manufacturing closed the Bynum mill in December, 1983. It was sold to a businessman from the neighboring county who used part of it to make lamp shades, but soon went out of business. The mill buildings sat vacant and decaying for many years, then burned down in March, 2001. Most of the original mill houses are still standing and are now private homes.The former mill site is now part of the Lower Haw River State Natural Area. There is a canoe put-in, trail head and parking lot on Bynum Church Road. A two mile trail follows the Haw River southeast to Pokeberry Creek. Interpretive displays about the mill and the mill village are under development. The turbine building is still standing and the mill race empties into the Haw River nearby. The area adjoins and is managed by the Jordan Lake State Recreation Area.The bridge crossing the Haw River at Bynum was originally a covered wooden bridge. It connected the major North/South highway in piedmont area of North Carolina—with Chapel Hill to the north and Pittsboro and Sanford to the south. The old Bynum Bridge replaced it in 1922 - concrete and approximately an 800 foot span. It was closed to motor vehicle traffic in 1999, but it is currently pedestrian bridge and part of the statewide designated bicycle route. Cars now cross the Haw River on the newer US 15-501 bridges about 1000 feet north. There is another canoe take-out, dam and the mill race sluice gates at US 15-501.Hundreds of Jack-o-lanterns line the old bridge rails on Halloween night from dark until midnight, and local artist and musicians perform. There are haunted houses and trick or treaters at the Bynum Methodist Church and Ruritan Club near the old bridge. The old bridge is also the location of the community's 4 July picnic.The Bynum Community Garden is on Bynum Hill Road. Chatham County's Earl Thompson Park is also on Bynum Hill Road and has playground and a baseball field.The Robert Joseph Moore House and Dr. E. H. Ward Farm are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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History

Many of the original houses still stand and are currently used as private homes. The mill closed and the buildings sat vacant for many years. It burned down around the year 2000. Bynum is an unincorporated area community in northeastern Chatham County, North Carolina County, North Carolina, United States. Traffic now crosses the Haw River on the newer US Route 15-501 in North Carolina 15-501 bridge about 1000 feet north.

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